Chantal Cardinal of Felt a la Main with Love

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Our Guest Artist: Chantal Cardinal of Felt a la Main with Love 

Our Host Artist: Carol McQuaid

Our Bar: Main Street Brewing

Our guest this time is Chantal Cardinal of Felt a la Main with Love.  When I say she’s big in the felting world, I mean BIG!  Her massive wall-sized commissions are breathtaking, and her giant womb-like suspended chair draws a crowd at open studio events.


Now let’s head to the Main Street Brewing and listen in as Chantal and I swap stories about art and life.  Spoiler alert; we each have a story about our initial meeting that surprises the other.  Love it when life works that way.  Cheers

 In this episode you’ll hear about:

  • Our serendipitous meeting
  • Studio life at the Arts Factory in Vancouver
  • Her life as a soccer player, fashion designer, aerialist, massage therapist and artist, and how it all combined into her incredible felting work
  • How she got started with felting
  • Getting to know her ‘suppliers’ at the fleece option: “Every sheep is different. Tina doesn’t felt the same as Jeffrey”
  • Spending 2 months in the Netherlands to work with artist Claudie Younstra on farmed art, flocks of sheep and dye gardens
  • Holding felting workshops and lectures at Gronnengen’s Waste no Waste Factory
  • Language study tips for prepping for art trips



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About the author, Carol

I love creating big cityscapes in paint and print. I travel around the world painting, teaching and doing art residencies. I meet artists everywhere, and I love bringing their stories to you on “Two Artists Walk into a Bar” podcast.

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